Roxy is a special girl who will bring joy to any home
Roxy is a lovely girl who just takes everything in her stride.
She is a big girl but very laid back with excellent manners. In fact she is the perfect house guest.
Roxy is now safe and prospering but it was not always that way for this special rescue girl.
Roxy found herself in a shelter in Didim where she was struggling to survive.
She was spotted by a volunteer who could just see that she was going downhill rapidly and that she was not going to make it.
She got her out of there and straight to the vet who gave her a thorough checking over. Unfortunately the blood tests showed her to be positive for Leishmaniasis (* see note at the bottom of this story).
She was in very poor condition but she was showing no outwardly obvious signs of having this disease.
It is treatable and she was immediately put on medication and taken into foster care with the volunteer.
We have since been approached to ask for our help in finding Roxy a permanent home with a loving family.
Roxy was painfully thin when she was taken in but she immediately perked up when she moved into foster care and she soon began to eat well.
It was not long before she claimed the sofa and made herself fully at home.
Roxy is estimated to be around four years old and she is likely to be ready to travel to the UK some time during the first quarter of 2022. She a large breed girl and weighs around 33-34kg.
She is a perfectly calm dog and is both chilled and relaxed. We think she could live as an only dog but would be equally happy living in a family with resident dog or dogs.
Roxy just doesn’t let anything faze her as she is happy to rub along with whatever is going on around her.
She walks well on the lead, doesn’t pull but she does like a good old sniff. A 10-minute walk can easily be turned into a 20-minute one if Roxy has her way.
She is happy off lead but she will not venture too far as she likes to stay close to her pack at all times.
She loves travelling in the car as she does most days as part of her routine of going down to the beach, which she loves. Roxy loves the water.
She gets excited when her lead comes out and she will stand patiently waiting for it to be put on.
She has met some Turkish children and has been fine with them and does not seem at all fearful of them at all. Interestingly, if she meets a group of people she will often go to greet the men before the women.
She is brilliant with her food and she shows not one bit of aggression when it is down. If she does pick something up that she isn’t meant to have then there is no problem if you move to take it off her. This includes bones.
All in all Roxy is a dream and we know she will fill someone’s life with new meaning and happiness.
We just need to find that special home and the special person to give her the love she needs, and that is our task now.
So if you feel you could be that special person for Roxy then please check out what’s involved in taking on one of our rescue dogs by clicking this link and reading our Dog Adoption Policy guidelines.
A home check is always made and while there is no adoption fee required, we do ask for a donation with all our dogs to help towards our costs.
If you want to register your interest in Roxy or are interested in providing a loving home for one of our rescue dogs in general then please complete and submit our Dog Adoption Registration form.
* Leishmania is a parasite which causes a disease called Leishmaniasis, and is a disease that affects dogs. The parasite is transmitted to dogs via an insect (sandfly) that is not present in the UK. However, it is present in many countries in Southern and Eastern Europe, and unfortunately we are seeing more cases now spring up in Turkey. In 60% of dogs diagnosed with the disease, the Leishmaniasis does not become active, which is the case with Roxy. This means their organs are not affected. If it becomes active there is proven medication that the charity would be able to purchase. A dog that has been diagnosed with leishmaniasis can lead a perfectly normal life and there are many dogs in the UK rescued from European Countries that do. Most live to an old age and die from unrelated illnesses We would wish to discuss ongoing care of Roxy including diet etc with any potential adopter. After one month in the UK we would require a full set of bloods to determine that the disease was still inactive. Roxy is being monitored closely whilst in our care. The AFOT Charity would be responsible for all costs relating to the Leishmaniasis as this is a pre-existing condition, we would also offer ongoing advice and support as part of our rescue back up pledge.